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Re: Explaining the benefits of http-range14 (was Re: [HTTP-range-14] Hyperthing: Semantic Web URI Validator (303, 301, 302, 307 and hash URIs) )

From: Nathan <nathan@webr3.org>
Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2011 23:36:28 +0100
Message-ID: <4E9F50EC.6010601@webr3.org>
To: Leigh Dodds <leigh.dodds@talis.com>
CC: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>, public-lod@w3.org
Leigh Dodds wrote:
> On 19 October 2011 20:48, Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com> wrote:
>> On 10/19/11 3:16 PM, Leigh Dodds wrote:
>>> RFC3983:
>>> "A Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) is a compact sequence of
>>> characters that identifies an abstract or physical resource."
>> Yes, I agree with that.
>>> 2 URIs, therefore 2 resources.
>> I disagree with your interpretation though.
> But I'm not interpreting anything there. The definition is a URI
> identifies a resource. Ergo two different URIs identify two resources.

Nonsense, and I'm surprised to hear it.

Given two distinct URIs the most you can determine is that you have two 
distinct URIs.

You do not know how many resources are identified, there may be no 
resources, one, two, or full sets of resources.

Do see RFC3986, especially the section on equivalence.
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